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Front view of AMD Athlon 5150

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 5150

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 52.81W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A6 7400K

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AMD A6 7400K

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 5150 vs A6 7400K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Athlon 5150
15.54 mHash/s
A6 7400K
46.97 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Athlon 5150
0.36 fps
A6 7400K
0.83 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Athlon 5150
1,700
A6 7400K
2,590

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Athlon 5150
1,546
A6 7400K
3,153

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Athlon 5150
2,477
A6 7400K
3,420

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon 5150
2,942
A6 7400K
3,180

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 7400K
2,081

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon 5150
819.5 MB/s
A6 7400K
1,910 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 5150  vs
A6 7400K 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
FS1b
FM2+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit No Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE Family
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
Channels Single Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Athlon 5150  vs
A6 7400K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon HD 8400 Radeon R5 series

power consumption

TDP 25W 65W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 3.73 pt/W 2.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 52.81W
AMD Athlon 5150
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AMD A6 7400K
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